Weselsky has the locomotive drivers’ union GDL. confirmed as leader
Head of the GDL since 2008: Klaus Veselsky.
In the Association of German Train Drivers, everything stays the same. Klaus Veselsky remains boss – he was re-elected by 97 percent of the delegates at the General Assembly.
Frankfurt am Main. Klaus Veselski remains chairman of the train drivers’ union GDL. According to the Union of German Locomotive Drivers (GDL) in Frankfurt, the 63-year-old was re-elected by 97 percent of the delegates at the general meeting.
Weselsky, who has headed the union since 2008, has extended his tenure at the helm of the GDL by two years to lead the GDL “in challenging times of organizational expansion triggered by the Collective Bargaining Act”. The board led by Veselsky was expanded to four members with one deputy.
“With the expansion of our organizational framework from railway staff to all direct employees, we have set ourselves a challenging task,” explains Weselsky. In addition to the railway staff, the GDL concluded collective agreements for the staff in the workshops and the administration of Deutsche Bahn for the first time last year. However, contracts are only concluded if the GDL has the most members in the respective company. The Collective Bargaining Act stipulates that in a company with two unions, only the collective agreement of the employee representative with the most members applies. When it comes to railways, the GDL competes with the Association of Railways and Transport (EVG) for members.
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